Business travel for the purpose of meeting clients will start to scale up in the second half of this year, providing Covid vaccination programmes are successful, according to the Institute of Travel Management’s latest survey of its buyer members. Over a two-week period at the beginning of April 2021, 123 corporateContinue Reading

Hundreds of the world’s foremost business leaders, Government Ministers and key decision-makers in the global Travel & Tourism sector will meet face-to-face this weekend for the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Annual Global Summit 2021. Under the theme “Uniting the World for Recovery” the Global Summit will make history by becoming the first-timeContinue Reading

Following is the address by THASL President Sanath Ukwatte at the THASL AGM 2020: Our Chief Guest, the Hon. Prasanna Ranatunge, Minister of Tourism and Aviation has informed us that he is travelling from Bentota and getting slightly delayed. He has requested us to start the proceedings. Our Guest ofContinue Reading

WTM London – the event where Ideas Arrive – and Travel Forward – the travel and hospitality technology event co-located with WTM London – will be entirely virtual in November. Live shows had been set to take place at ExCeL London (2-4 November 2020); however, the continuing travel restrictions, imposition of quarantine requirements and localContinue Reading

ITB India organiser has announced the adoption of a hybrid model for ITB India 2021. The coming tradeshow will be a combination of a live event (physical exhibition) held on 7- 9 April 2021, in Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India; and a virtual event happening five days later, on 15 –Continue Reading

What is ITB Asia ITB Asia is a annually held three day B2B trade show and convention for the travel industry; it is designed to be the primary event for the Asia Pacific travel industry, much like its parent event – ITB Berlin. (See also: About the ITB Global brand) Now in its 13th year in Singapore, ITBContinue Reading

PARIS – Global Exhibitions Day (GED) 2020 is only three weeks away. This year, the focus of our industry’s global day of awareness and advocacy is the critical role exhibitions play in getting business and economies back on track. The theme for GED 2020 is “exhibition are key to rebuilding economies.” The 5th annualContinue Reading

A fresh round of talks on easing the tough times for tourism took place yesterday, with the industry submitting an urgent appeal for State support to pay the wages of minor staff, in addition to other relief measures to survive. Given the importance of tourism in boosting socio-economic development, subjectContinue Reading